“Better Together”: Garbine Muguruza Visits Carla Suarez Navarro as She Battles Cancer




In 2020, Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro retired from tennis. All of her fans were sad about this news, but what made them even sadder was the news that she revealed afterward. Navarro announced that she had been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and she has been recovering ever since. During this time, she has gotten a visit from one of her best friends – Garbine Muguruza.

As you can see from the Instagram post, Muguruza was extremely glad to see her good friend again. Carla was also happy that she came and visited as she commented, “Better together.”

Garbine Muguruza On Carla Suarez Navarro’s Diagnosis

Muguruza found about Carla’s diagnosis a few days earlier before she officially announced it to the world. And when she found out, she was stunned.

When we spoke a few days ago when she gave me the news, I was, I think, shocked because I was expecting to see her in this tournament…You know, she’s such a nice woman, so sweet, so kind, so humble. When these things happen to these good people, I feel, like, so sad about it.” she said.

Since this diagnosis came right before the US Open, Garbine dedicated her first-round win to Navarro. She did this to give Carla her whole-hearted support in these trying times.

Garbine Muguruza in action against Coco Gauff at the 2020 Italian Open
Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open -d Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September 17, 2020 Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in action during her second round match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

While it was great that Garbine dedicated her first-round win to Navarro, she was unable to go far in the tournament. In the second round, she faced Tsvetana Pironkova, who beat her in three sets.

Moving onto the French Open, she was upset in the third round by Danielle Collins. This was definitely disappointing for Muguruza, as she was once the champion there. She will definitely be working to win Slams in 2021, and Navarro will be backing her the whole way.

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